DELAND, Fla., June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW), a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing solutions, today announced the appointment of Drew M. Kelley as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, replacing Jason T. Young, who is leaving his position with the Company and ARC’s Board to pursue other interests. Mr. Kelley has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2013, and prior to joining the Company, was an accomplished investment banker and equity research analyst. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2017.
Mr. Kelley commented, “I appreciate the confidence the Board has placed in me and look forward to working with the entire ARC organization as we establish and implement initiatives designed to improve operational efficiency, increase financial profitability, and create a stronger balance sheet. Due to poor decisions and execution by the Company over the past several months, ARC will evaluate all aspects of our business and consider, where appropriate, non-cash write-offs in order to put these matters behind us as we enter our new fiscal year this July. To that end, we have already initiated a robust review of our cost structure across all business units, and have, with the Board’s approval, completed operational adjustments and other measures necessary to achieve these established objectives. Overall, I am confident this process will create a more fiscally disciplined company, while at the same time improving service to our customers and strengthening our leading role within the advanced manufacturing sector.”
Commenting on the change, ARC’s Chairman of the Board, Alan G. Quasha said, “We thank Mr. Young for his service as CEO of ARC and wish him success as he pursues other opportunities.” Mr. Quasha continued, “In connection with these leadership changes, the Company will refocus its efforts to build upon its core capabilities of metal injection molding (“MIM”) and metal 3D printing. I am confident that through these initiatives we can improve the Company’s profitability and cash flow generation, as well as reduce our debt obligations to our targeted ratio of two times debt-to-EBITDA.”
About ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.
ARC Group Worldwide is a global advanced manufacturing and metal 3D printing service provider focused on accelerating speed to market for its customers. ARC provides a holistic set of precision manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through full run production. These solutions include metal injection molding, plastic and metal 3D printing, metal stamping, plastic injection molding, clean room injection molding, rapid tooling, thixomolding, and flanges. Further, ARC utilizes technology to improve automation in manufacturing through robotics, software and process automation, as well as lean manufacturing to improve efficiency.